Updated 7/1/2020

As you may know, the California Fitness Industry came very close to being closed again yesterday (like AZ) but the CA Fitness Alliance was able to advocate ahead of the decision and keep us open for now.

The state has issued new regulations and guidence CA State Fitness Industry Guidance (7.1.2020) that mandates masks to be worn at all times in the club. The CA Fitness Alliance is supporting this 100% and we are asking all fitness professionals and your clients to please ensure compliance so we don’t get shut down.

We are asking that everyone please adhere to the the “4Ws” so that we are in support of the Governor, adhering to standards, and staying open.

-Wear your Mask
-Work Out 6ft apart
-Wash Your Hands
-Wipe your Equipment


Most clubs and studios in North America have either already reopened or are getting ready to do so. If you are planning your return-to-work path either as an owner, manager, independent contractor or employee, you know it’s both exciting to get back to the work you love and daunting with so many unknowns. 

The California Fitness Alliance has worked tirelessly to create a comprehensive document CA State Fitness Industry Guidance (updated 7/1/2020) that was recently approved by the California Governor’s office, the California Department of Public Health and Cal/OSHA to provide guidance for fitness facilities to support a safe, clean environment for workers. The detailed plan was released June 5 and is recommended for implementation starting June 12 in counties in which California Governor Gavin Newsom has granted the authority to reopen health clubs, spas and fitness centers.

IDEA is adopting this guidance as the Association’s blueprint for safe reopening and operating not just for California, but for clubs, studios and professionals everywhere. One caveat: IDEA advises that if you are outside of California, that you comply first with your state and city government guidance, but to refer to this document as an excellent resource.

“We are excited to partner with the California Fitness Alliance to help provide leadership and guidance in support of our industry’s safe rebuilding efforts,” says Amy Boone Thompson, vice president and general manager for IDEA. “By aligning together, we can focus on advocating for our industry now and in the future.”

A webinar on this topic will be available next week.